Jack White http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/275/all en The Dead Weather Announce New Album, 'Dodge and Burn' http://www.guitarworld.com/dead-weather-announce-new-album-dodge-and-burn/25300 <!--paging_filter--><p>The Dead Weather have announced a new album, <em>Dodge and Burn</em>. </p> <p>The album, the band's third, will be available via Third Man Records September 25. </p> <p>The band, which features Jack White, Jack Lawrence of the Raconteurs, Alison Mosshart of the Kills and Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age, posted a teaser of the album's lead single, "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)," earlier today. You can watch it below. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/b2KAU-q6FpY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/dead-weather-announce-new-album-dodge-and-burn/25300#comments Jack White the Dead Weather Videos News Mon, 17 Aug 2015 19:03:24 +0000 Jackson Maxwell 25300 at http://www.guitarworld.com Frontal Assault: The Top 10 Guitar-Playing Frontmen in Rock http://www.guitarworld.com/top-10-guitar-playing-frontmen <!--paging_filter--><p>Even though Metallica's James Hetfield makes it look all too easy, there are countless guitarists who find it challenging to sing while doing anything on the guitar—besides strumming.</p> <p>Some players (myself included) even get bent out of shape when they're asked to provide the simplest of vocal harmonies while playing solos or semi-challenging riffs.</p> <p>Which is why <em>Guitar World</em> has decided to honor the 10 worthy guitarists/singers named below. We feel they are—or were, since we're honoring some artists who have passed away—10 of the best (if not <em>undoubtedly</em> the best) guitar-playing frontmen in rock history.</p> <p>The criteria is simple: They must have outstanding voices—either technically impressive or pleasingly "warm," unique or offbeat—and a heapin' helpin' of distinctive six-string badassery. Of course, since we're talking about frontmen, they also need a touch of charisma, maybe a spot of quirkiness and/or what is commonly called "stage presence." </p> <p>Note that, while we don't like to exclude such players as Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, this is a list of guitarists who don't/didn't share the frontman spotlight with anyone in the band. This is also why you won't find the Beatles' John Lennon or Paul "guitarist before he was a bassist" McCartney on this list. </p> <p>With that in mind, here are our 10 choices. If you disagree with our picks or would like to suggest other players, let us know in the comments below. Note that these names are presented in no particular order. Once again, the names are presented in no particular order!</p> <p><strong>Frontman: Stevie Ray Vaughan </strong><br /> <strong>Band:</strong> <em>Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble</em></p> <p>With his electrifying prowess, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan refocused attention back to the essentials—guitar, bass and drums in a basic 12-bar format.</p> <p>He had no light show to speak of, no dry ice, no fog, no lasers. He didn't go in for leather-and-studs macho posturing. A longtime local hero in juke joints throughout Austin, Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth, Stevie Ray waved the Texas flag all over the country in one sold-out concert venue after another. </p> <p>His secret? A soft-spoken, laconic man, Vaughan summed it up in three little words: <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-opens-his-first-guitar-world-interview-1984">"I just play."</a></p> <p>Of course, there's more to it than that. Along with his unquestionable prowess on the guitar, Vaughan, who died in August 1990, had one hell of a voice, a voice that still makes every "SRV bandwagon" blues-er sound, well, incomplete. Although you wouldn't have wanted to sit through a concert titled "SRV Sings Verdi" (or "SRV Sings Freddie Mercury"), there's no denying SRV had his own thing, a voice that oozed authenticity and confidence. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1jG44pIupvw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Frontman: James Hetfield</strong><br /> <strong>Band:</strong> <em>Metallica</em></p> <p>Well, we mentioned Hetfield in the intro to this story, so his inclusion can't be much of a surprise, can it? </p> <p>Besides supplying the instantly recognizable voice of one of the most accomplished heavy metal bands in history, the Metallica frontman has always been lauded for his hard, fast and precise rhythm playing, a style that has had a massive impact on several generations of guitar players.</p> <p>Hetfield, who often is said to have the best right hand in metal, once told <em>Guitar World</em>, “I’d much rather talk about guitar playing. I hate it when people ask me about my lyrics. <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-james-hetfield-discusses-metallicas-death-magnetic">I always feel like telling them to just go and read them.”</a> </p> <p>And who can resist a mid-song Hetfield grunt?</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oxVGfvXdWOY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Frontman: Jimi Hendrix</strong><br /> <strong>Bands:</strong> <em>The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Band of Gypsys</em></p> <p>When Jimi Hendrix first exploded onto the scene, attention was riveted on his radical reinvention of guitar-soloing vocabulary, technique and sound, which was inspired by a now-familiar roster of great blues soloists. </p> <p>But Hendrix had another musical asset that set him apart from similarly influenced British blues-rock contemporaries: undeniable charisma and a voice that clearly stood out from the pack. In that sense, he was the complete package.</p> <p>Although he wasn't the most powerful singer in the world, his voice had a pleasingly warm tone and plenty of soul, as can be heard on "Bold as Love" and "Castles Made of Sand" (and so many other songs). He also added plenty of what could best be described as fun ad-libs ("Dig this, baby...") that would be exploited by future generations of singers in every genre of popular music. Bootsy Collins, anyone?</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/a6meMBtTgKQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Frontman: Jack White</strong><br /> <strong>Bands:</strong> <em>The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, Jack White</em></p> <p>It's pure magic when Jack White ascends to the vocal register of vintage Robert Plant—while adding AC/DC-style riffs with his depth-charge guitar playing.</p> <p>“I always look at playing guitar as an attack," White told <em>Guitar Player</em>. "It has to be a fight. Every song, every guitar solo, every note that’s played or written has to be a struggle. It can’t be this wimpy thing where you’re pushed around by the idea, the characters, or the song itself. It’s every player’s job to fight against all of that.”</p> <p>White, who now tours and records under his own name, was (of course) once the more vocal half of the White Stripes. In the July 2002 issue of <em>Guitar World</em>, he explained how stage presentation plays a major part in a band’s success:</p> <p>“Anything involved in presenting yourself onstage is all a big trick. You’re doing your best to trick those people into experiencing something good, something they haven’t thought about before or haven’t thought about in a long time. I’m doing my best to be that vaudeville trickster, to help that happen.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/f5s0R30xCM4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Frontman: Dave Mustaine </strong><br /> <strong>Band:</strong> <em>Megadeth</em></p> <p>Dave Mustaine's story is something a good portion of our readers can relate to: He became his band's singer by default after a series of unsuccessful auditions for vocalists. </p> <p>At that moment, the former Metallica and Fallen Angels lead guitarist became the frontman for Megadeth, one of the world's most important thrash metal bands. </p> <p>The rest, shall we say, is history.</p> <p>"I actually enjoy [singing] a lot of times, but it's not my strong point," Mustaine told Colorado classic rock station 103.5 the Fox in 2013. </p> <p>"I've been working really hard at it the last few years. I wish I would have given it as much attention in the beginning as I do now ... It's definitely a unique voice sound. You know, you hear people like Axl [Rose] or myself or [James] Hetfield or some of the other people that are really easily identifiable, it's scarce. Like Chris Cornell, you hear Chris, you know it's him."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pYiphqchtDA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Frontman: Steve Marriott </strong><br /> <strong>Bands:</strong> <em>Small Faces, Humble Pie</em></p> <p>We've read your pro-Steve Marriott comments on GuitarWorld.com "list" stories for quite a while now: "How could you <em>possibly</em> leave out the great Steve Marriott? He was one of the most talented singers of all time!"</p> <p>First of all, we agree. We love Marriott, and there was pretty much no chance in hell he'd be left off this list. </p> <p>We'll get to his legendary voice in a minute. First we'll briefly mention his stripped-down but aggressive guitar playing, the steam engine that propelled a slew of Small Faces and Humble Pie tracks, including "All or Nothing," "Tin Soldier," "E Too D," "Get Yourself Together," "What'cha Gonna Do About It" and so many more. </p> <p>Marriott was the Small Faces' Roger Daltrey, but he also was the band's Pete Townshend, using a host of guitars, including an arguably too-big-for-his-body Gretsch White Falcon, to powerfully make his point in so many Sixties masterpieces.</p> <p>And then there's his voice, a voice that is still considered one of the greatest in classic rock. Can words do it justice? Why not just listen to "Afterglow" below? And below that, you'll find Marriott in action on "What'cha Gonna Do About It" with the Small Faces.</p> <p>Marriott, who would later front Humble Pie—where he joined guitar forces with Peter Frampton—died in a fire in 1991.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4thiClBxhPY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/mYvi-l2SRnA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Frontman: Kurt Cobain </strong><br /> <strong>Band:</strong> <em>Nirvana</em></p> <p>“We’re just musically and rhythmically retarded,” Nirvana's guitarist, vocalist and chief songwriter, Kurt Cobain, told <em><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/kurt-cobain-talks-gear-and-more-his-final-guitar-world-interview-1992">Guitar World</a></em> in 1991. "We play so hard that we can’t tune our guitars fast enough. People can relate to that.</p> <p>“We sound like the Bay City Rollers after an assault by Black Sabbath,” continued Cobain. “And we vomit onstage better than anyone!”</p> <p>So imagine how comical he'd find it to see the mark he's made on popular music. As Vernon Reid of Living Colour put it, "Cobain changed the course of where the music went … . There are certain people where you can see the axis of musical history twisting on them: Hendrix was pivotal, Prince was pivotal, Cobain was pivotal.”</p> <p>Cobain, with his raw emotion and mélange of untuned metal, drunk punk and Seventies pop, slayed the beast called stadium rock. And no, he wasn't a guitar virtuoso by any stretch, but his creativity, his crunch, his off-beat chugging and droning charm made him <em>unique</em>. It's yet another reminder to create your own thing, your own sound, people!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OH9SyQY564U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Frontman: Eric Clapton </strong><br /> <strong>Bands:</strong> <em>Derek and the Dominos, Eric Clapton</em></p> <p>What else can be said about the amazing six-string gifts of Eric Clapton, one of the most lauded guitarists in the universe, 1966's blues-breaking virtuoso who went on to blow minds in Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos? </p> <p>Still, If you need to read more, be sure to pick up the March 2014 issue of <em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-march-14-eric-clapton?utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWMAR14">Guitar World</a></em> magazine, which counts down his 50 greatest guitar moments — but doesn't mention a word about his voice. </p> <p>It's a voice first heard on the Bluesbreakers' 1966 version of Robert Johnson's "Ramblin' on My Mind," a song Clapton was actually reluctant to sing because he didn't think he was good enough. </p> <p>He eventually shared the vocal duties in Cream with bassist Jack Bruce and went on to sing an endless stream of hits and classic-rock staples, starting with 1970's "After Midnight," "Let It Rain" and "Layla," coasting through the Seventies with "Cocaine" and "Lay Down Sally," kicking it up a notch in the Eighties with "Forever Man" and toning things back down again in recent years. </p> <p>As he told <em>Rolling Stone</em>in 2010, these days Clapton is pretty fond of his voice. "It's taken me to be an older guy, an old man, to have an old man's voice. Because I only liked old men's voices. As a kid, I didn't like pip-squeaked singers. It was always someone with authority. And for a singer to have authority, they have to have some kind of social standing. Otherwise, it's fake."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9TOlZny7B0Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Frontman: Trey Anastasio </strong><br /> <strong>Bands:</strong> <em>Phish, Trey Anastasio Band</em></p> <p>It just stands to reason that a band with an undying cult following has one hell of a frontman. Such is the case for Phish, whose guitar-slinging (and singing) Trey Anastasio—like the rest of the band—has built a magnetic rapport with the band's fans.</p> <p>Anastasio's fluid lines are often wonderfully mind boggling—and can lead a 38-minute version of "Tweezer" to all kinds of new and exciting places.</p> <p>"Musical inspiration can come from just about anywhere," Anastasio told <em>Guitar World</em> in 2000. </p> <p>"For me, so much inspiration comes from the rhythms of the natural sounds in the air. Walking out in the country, you’ll hear certain sounds—a train, a boat, or maybe a horse walking on the road—and each of these sounds has a rhythm. If your mind is open, the simple rhythms of those sounds can inspire you and spark new musical ideas."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_uCSy67k16c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/T_KyptMAcys" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Frontman: Matthew Bellamy </strong><br /> <strong>Band:</strong> <em>Muse</em></p> <p>As <em>Guitar Player</em> <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/miscellaneous/1139/breaking-the-mold-are-matthew-bellamys-custom-instruments-and-pianistic-approach-to-composition-forging-the-future-of-guitarcraft/12752">put it in 2010</a>, Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy is on a quest for futuristic guitar sounds—to the point of designing his own guitars with built-in effects, wireless MIDI and synth capabilities. </p> <p>Not surprisingly, he’s a huge fan of Tom Morello and Jimi Hendrix, and he tries to channel the spirit of their sonic explorations into technology-fueled approaches that work for him and his compositions.</p> <p>Head on over to YouTube (Or just watch the two impressive clips below) to see how everything seems to come together for Bellamy: technology, composition and serious guitar chops:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4Zc_ms4sRAM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tlGJdKxvLSU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em><a href="https://soundcloud.com/damian-fanelli/mister-neutron-super-1">Damian Fanelli</a> is the online managing editor at </em>Guitar World<em> and </em><a href="http://www.guitaraficionado.com/">Guitar Aficionado</a><em>. His New York-based band, <a href="https://soundcloud.com/damian-fanelli/the-blue-meanies-heart-full-of">the Blue Meanies,</a> has toured the world and elsewhere. Fanelli, a former member of Brooklyn jump-blues/rockabilly band <a href="http://www.thegashousegorillas.com/">the Gas House Gorillas</a> and New York City surf-rock band <a href="http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MisterNeutron">Mister Neutron,</a> writes GuitarWorld.com's <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/next-bend-clarence-white-inspired-country-b-bender-lick-video">The Next Bend,</a> a column dedicated to <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/next-bend-10-essential-b-bender-guitar-songs-damian-fanelli">B-benders.</a> His latest liner notes can be found in Legacy's </em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Epic-Recordings-Collection/dp/B00MJFQ24W">Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection.</a><em> Follow him on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/damianfanelliguitar">Facebook,</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/damianfanelli">Twitter</a> and/or <a href="https://instagram.com/damian_fanelli/">Instagram.</a></em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/eric-clapton">Eric Clapton</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/stevie-ray-vaughan">Stevie Ray Vaughan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/top-10-guitar-playing-frontmen#comments Damian Fanelli Eric Clapton Jack White James Hetfield Stevie Ray Vaughan TC-Helicon Guitar World Lists News Features Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:21:24 +0000 Damian Fanelli 20723 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jack White Announces Surprise Acoustic Shows http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-jack-white-announces-surprise-acoustic-shows <!--paging_filter--><p>After many years of performing in a multitude of configurations, Jack White is announcing that he will be taking a break from performing live for a long period of time. </p> <p>To cap off an incredible run of shows promoting his latest album <em>Lazaretto</em>, and following what is shaping up to be a rollicking and fiery pair of headlining performances at this year's Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Jack will embark on a short acoustic tour of the only five states left in the US that he has yet to play. </p> <p>The states these shows are occurring in will be unannounced until the day of the performance. Joining Jack on his jaunt across these locations will be musicians making up an acoustic quartet, including Fats Kaplin, Lillie Mae Rische and Dominic Davis. </p> <p>The shows will be totally acoustic and amplified only with ribbon microphones to the audience as well. These shows will be the very first totally acoustic full concerts Jack White has ever done. </p> <p>Each special acoustic performance will be announced day of show at 8am local time. Tickets for these engagements are priced at $3 per ticket and will be limited to one ticket per person. All tickets will be sold at the venue door starting at 12pm on the day of the show – first come, first served and cash only. </p> <p>For more information and show announcements, stay tuned to <a href="http://jackwhiteiii.com">jackwhiteiii.com</a>.</p> <p>Watch Mr. White perform acoustically at SXSW in 2011:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mx7yky2C9Gk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-jack-white-announces-surprise-acoustic-shows#comments Acoustic Nation Jack White News Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:22:05 +0000 Acoustic Nation 24284 at http://www.guitarworld.com Robert Plant and Jack White Play Led Zeppelin's "The Lemon Song" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/robert-plant-and-jack-white-play-led-zeppelins-lemon-song-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Over the weekend (Saturday night, to be exact), Robert Plant and Jack White found themselves on the same stage at the Lollapalooza Argentina festival.</p> <p>Below, you can watch the former Led Zeppelin singer and former White Stripes frontman perform "The Lemon Song," a bluesy classic from 1969's <em>Led Zeppelin II.</em></p> <p>Although the Zeppelin classic had twice popped up during White's 2014 sets, this was the first time Plant has sung "The Lemon Song" live since Plant and Jimmy Page performed it in 1995 in Norway. </p> <p>Since both Plant and White are booked for this year's Lollapalooza Brazil fest (March 28 and 29), we might even be treated to a reprise of sorts.</p> <p>By the way, "The Lemon Song" was written by Chester Arthur Burnett, better known as Howlin' Wolf. Oh, and let's not forget its <em>other</em> writers, Page, Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham. Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UeItSpR2134" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/robert-plant">Robert Plant</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/robert-plant-and-jack-white-play-led-zeppelins-lemon-song-video#comments Jack White Led Zeppelin Robert Plant Videos News Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:10:59 +0000 Damian Fanelli 23772 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jack White Premieres Interactive “That Black Bat Licorice” Music Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-premieres-interactive-black-bat-licorice-music-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Jack White has premiered an interactive music video of sorts for his latest single, "That Black Bat Licorice." </p> <p>The video, which features a pseudo-choose-your-own-adventure experience, presents three different videos in one; each video can be viewed at any time, depending on the keys you do, or don't, press (the "3" and "B" keys will come in handy).</p> <p>Each video was directed by a different human; animated by James Blagden, live action by White; Headbang by Brad Holland. Assuming you're not having eternal server problems, enjoy the video/s!</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="620" height="365" src="http://media.columbiarecords.com/jackwhite/blackbat/" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-premieres-interactive-black-bat-licorice-music-video#comments Jack White Videos News Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:50:43 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23558 at http://www.guitarworld.com Guitar World's 50 Best Albums of 2014 http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-50-best-albums-2014 <!--paging_filter--><p>Despite a few nasty rumors to the contrary, the guitar is alive and well in 2014. </p> <p>It survived the rise of the keyboard in the Eighties and the overwhelming bass-barrage of electronic dance music of the early 21st century and, as evidenced by the 50 selections below, shows no signs of waning in relevancy.</p> <p>This year, for instance, we experienced new riffs and glorious runs by guys named Marty Friedman, Alex Skolnick, Joe Bonamassa and Eric Johnson. We also were treated to a healthy dose of Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter (RIP) and a slice of Satchel, Slash and Brian Setzer—not to mention Machine Head, Mastodon and Of Mice and Men and yes, even Sturgill Simpson.</p> <p>Whether you're plugging into a vintage Vox AC30 with a medium-aged Nash Guitars TC63 or you just got your hands on an Axe FX and a new Ibanez eight-string, the guitar isn't going away any time soon.</p> <p>Below, check out <em>Guitar World's</em> picks for the 50 best albums of 2014, as chosen by the editorial staff. The list features staff-consensus picks plus several personal choices from individual editors. Of course, we can't get or listen to every new release, so if you feel something is seriously missing, let us know in the comments below or on Facebook. And, in keeping with GW tradition, this top 50 list actually contains 51 albums. It's what we do. Enjoy!</p> <p><em>As always, click on each photo to take a closer look. See you next year!</em></p> <p><strong>Check out the rest of <em>Guitar World's</em> 2014 year-end content (Note: More is coming soon!) <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/year-end-2014">right here.</a> And be sure to take <em>Guitar World</em>'s <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/pick-best-shredder-best-album-and-more-take-guitar-worlds-2014-readers-poll">2014 year-end readers poll</a> to vote on the best album, best GW cover, best shredder, best blues guitarist, <em>Guitar World</em> MVP and much more!</strong></p> <p>See you next year!</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/slipknot">Slipknot</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-50-best-albums-2014#comments Jack White Reverend Horton Heat Slipknot Sturgill Simpson Year End 2014 Guitar World Lists News Features Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:17:07 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21750 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jack White Cancels Tour Following Death of His Keyboardist, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-cancels-tour-following-death-his-keyboardist-isaiah-ikey-owens <!--paging_filter--><p>Rocker Jack White has canceled his remaining tour dates in Mexico after his keyboardist, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, was found dead in his Puebla, Mexico, hotel room.</p> <p>Here's the original notice of Owens' passing from White's website:</p> <p>"It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans. Ikey Owens was an astounding keyboard player in Jack White’s backing band. He also played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents and many other projects.</p> <p>"Out of respect for Ikey, the remaining shows of the Jack White tour in Mexico have been cancelled. We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist."</p> <p>Here's an update that appeared on White's site last night, October 15:</p> <p>"The coroner has determined that Ikey Owens died from a heart attack the morning of October 14 at approximately 4 a.m. The only drugs found in his room were a small amount of marijuana.</p> <p>Ikey, born Isaiah Randolph Owens, was a Grammy award-winning artist best known for his work with Jack White, the Mars Volta, De Facto and Free Moral Agents, among others. He was a beloved member of the music community as well as his hometown of Long Beach, California."</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://jackwhiteiii.com/news/">jackwhiteiii.com/news.</a> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wYVCMZA2ODI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-cancels-tour-following-death-his-keyboardist-isaiah-ikey-owens#comments Jack White News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:27:05 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22597 at http://www.guitarworld.com Acoustic Nation with Dale Turner: The Rootsy, Aggressive Acoustic Style of Jack White http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-dale-turner-rootsy-aggressive-acoustic-style-jack-white <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the September 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-september-2014-the-black-keys/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=SeptemberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Since the late Nineties, Jack White has been the torchbearer of all things rootsy, retro and rocking. His unique blend of blues, garage rock, punk and acoustic styles has informed the artistry of his groups the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and Dead Weather and played an evident role in his production, soundtrack and solo work. </p> <p>While blues legends Son House and Blind Willie McTell have been big influences on White, he has seamlessly distilled a wide-range of inspirations, from experimentalists like Captain Beefheart and fellow Michigan-based punkers Iggy and the Stooges to singer-songwriters like Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn. </p> <p>Toss in his Led Zeppelin fandom, analog-only approach (to avoid digital signal processing’s perfection and its lack of extraneous noise), fascination with vintage gear (Gretsch Rancher Falcon, Gibson Hummingbird and 1915 Gibson L-1 acoustics) and oddball stomp box effects, and you get the basic elements of White’s unique sonic fingerprint. </p> <p>This month, let’s treat ourselves to a grab bag of his acoustic guitar goodies. </p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/43660762&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-dale-turner-rootsy-aggressive-acoustic-style-jack-white#comments acoustic nation August 2014 Dale Turner Jack White Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:34:48 +0000 Dale Turner 21827 at http://www.guitarworld.com Tab Book: Learn Every Song on Jack White's 'Blunderbuss' Album http://www.guitarworld.com/tab-book-learn-every-song-jack-whites-blunderbuss-album <!--paging_filter--><p>Jack White wrote, recorded and produced his debut solo album, <em>Blunderbuss</em>, which debuted atop the Billboard 200. This new tab book, which is available at the Guitar World Online Store for $19.99, provides the notes and tab for all the songs from his acclaimed 2012 CD, including: </p> <p> • Blunderbuss<br /> • Freedom at 21<br /> • Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy<br /> • Hypocritical Kiss<br /> • I Guess I Should Go to Sleep<br /> • I'm Shakin'<br /> • Love Interruption<br /> • Missing Pieces<br /> • On and On and On<br /> • Sixteen Saltines<br /> • Take Me with You When You Go<br /> • Trash Tongue Talker<br /> • Weep Themselves to Sleep. </p> <p><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/jack-white-blunderbuss/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=JackWhiteBlunderbuss">This 72-page book is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/tab-book-learn-every-song-jack-whites-blunderbuss-album#comments Jack White Features Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:51:06 +0000 Guitar World Staff 18048 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jack White Covers Metallica's "Enter Sandman" at Glastonbury — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-covers-metallicas-enter-sandman-glaston-glastonbury-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Metallica performed at Glastonbury in the U.K. this past Saturday. </p> <p>However, Jack White gave the crowd an extra shot of Metallica by covering their classic “Enter Sandman” during his own set earlier in the day. White meshed bits of “Enter Sandman” with his own tune, “Cannon.”</p> <p>Below, you can watch White's entire set (At the moment, it's the only version of the video available). Be sure to skip ahead to to 45:00 to watch White tackle Metallica.</p> <p>And, as always, be sure to tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/z2nmKqaH0_s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-covers-metallicas-enter-sandman-glaston-glastonbury-video#comments Jack White Metallica Videos News Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:48:21 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21693 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jack White Sets Vinyl Sales Record with 'Lazaretto' http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-sets-vinyl-sales-record-lazaretto <!--paging_filter--><p>Jack White has set a new vinyl sales record with the first-week sales of his second solo album, <em>Lazaretto</em>. </p> <p>The chart-topping LP sold 41,000 vinyl copies alone, with total sales for its first week coming in at around 138,000. It marks the biggest one-week shipment of vinyl since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. </p> <p>Watch the video for White's "High Ball Stepper," an instrumental track off the new album, below. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sRbnAxrS3EM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-sets-vinyl-sales-record-lazaretto#comments Jack White News Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:40:40 +0000 Jackson Maxwell 21608 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jack White Performs "Alone In My Home" and "Temporary Ground" on 'Conan' — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-performs-alone-my-home-and-temporary-ground-conan-video <!--paging_filter--><p>This past week, Jack White has been on a publicity blitz for his just-released solo album, <em>Lazaretto</em>. </p> <p>Earlier this week, he stopped by <em>The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon</em> for the second time in a month to perform two cuts off the new album. </p> <p>Last night, White's late-night-TV tour continued with an interview and performance on <em>Conan.</em> He performed "Temporary Ground" and "Alone in My Home" after discussing the ubiquity of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" — and why he doesn't want cellphones at his concerts. </p> <p>Check out clips of the interview (bottom) and his two performances (top) below. We're sorry in advance for the commercials you have to watch before the videos start!</p> <p><strong>"Temporary Ground":</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://teamcoco.com/embed/v/83158" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>"Alone In My Home":</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://teamcoco.com/embed/v/83192" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Interview, Part 1:</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://teamcoco.com/embed/v/83153" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Interview, Part 2:</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://teamcoco.com/embed/v/83154" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-performs-alone-my-home-and-temporary-ground-conan-video#comments Jack White Videos News Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:50:55 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21531 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jack White Performs "Just One Drink" on 'Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-performs-just-one-drink-tonight-show-jimmy-fallon-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Last night, Jack White appeared on <em>The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon</em> to discuss his new album, <em>Lazaretto</em> — and to perform two songs from the new disc.</p> <p>You can check out one of the performances ("Just One Drink") below.</p> <p>White last appeared on the show about a month ago with Neil Young. That night, the pair made live-television history when they recorded and pressed a cover of Willie Nelson's "Crazy" in White's sound-recording booth. </p> <p><em>Lazaretto</em>, White's second solo album, is out now on Third Man Records. </p> <p><iframe src="http://player.theplatform.com/p/NnzsPC/widget/select/HxY2cj_C11oa?form=html" width="620" height="365" frameBorder="0" seamless="seamless" allowFullScreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" width="620" height="365" src="//www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x1z000t" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1z000t_jack-white-lazaretto-jimmy-fallon-s-tonight-show_music" target="_blank">Jack White &quot;Lazaretto&quot; ~ Jimmy Fallon&#039;s Tonight...</a> <i>by <a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/HumanSlinky" target="_blank">HumanSlinky</a></i></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-performs-just-one-drink-tonight-show-jimmy-fallon-video#comments Jack White Jimmy Fallon Videos News Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:24:39 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21506 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jack White Premieres "Lazaretto" Music Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-premieres-lazaretto-music-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Jack White will release his second solo album, <em>Lazaretto</em>, June 10 — but he's already supplied three of the disc's new songs to the music world at large.</p> <p>Now he's created the official music video for one of the three already-available songs — the album's title track — and you can check it out below.</p> <p>The black-and-white clip for “Lazaretto” is just right for the track’s quirky pacing; there's plenty of glass breaking, a bull stomping and a car burning rubber. </p> <p>Check out the video below and let us know what you think it the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qI-95cTMeLM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-premieres-lazaretto-music-video#comments Jack White Videos News Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:43:45 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21466 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jack White Debuts New Song, "Temporary Ground," in Concert — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-debuts-new-song-temporary-ground-concert-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Over the weekend, Jack White headlined the Free Press Summer Fest in Houston. Where there, he debuted a new song called "Temporary Ground." </p> <p>"Temporary Ground" will be included on White's new album, <em>Lazaretto</em>. White also played the <em>Lazaretto</em> single, "High Ball Stepper." Lazaretto will be out June 10 via Third Man Records.</p> <p>Watch performances of both "Temporary Ground" and "High Ball Stepper" below. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/uuxvQDnNHd0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KMOgksW6ATI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jack-white-debuts-new-song-temporary-ground-concert-video#comments Jack White Videos News Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:25:34 +0000 Jackson Maxwell 21419 at http://www.guitarworld.com